Bolton Council has opted for two different types of Faun Zoeller bodies on its 19 new Mercedes-Benz Econics.
Supplied by Ciceley Commercials, the 6-wheelers are all 2630 L models, with rear-steer axles and 6-speed Allison automatic gearboxes. Eight have been specified with 22cu m versions of Faun Zoeller’s Variopress body, which utilises a conventional packer plate to compress the waste. The other 11 are fitted with cylindrical Rotopress bodies, which feature a rotating drum. According to its manufacturer, benefits of this body include higher payloads, a tight seal resulting in less dust and odour during collection operations, and fewer moving parts, meaning lower maintenance and repair costs. Although this type of body is capable of compacting all types of waste and recyclables, Bolton Council’s examples will be used for food and garden waste collections.
Jason Molyneux, senior team leader in the Council’s Waste Department, said: “Ciceley Commercials’ truck sales executive Matt Riley provides a great service, while we also have a very good relationship with the dealer’s aftersales team, who provide first-class back-up. If ever we have a technical issue we know we can just give them a call and they’ll sort it out for us quickly.
“Faun Zoeller is also a trusted supplier, and experience has shown that its products offer the performance we need. By specifying the two different types of body, we’ve ensured that we have the flexibility to manage every kind of waste stream efficiently and cost-effectively.”